Check out this digital rendering of upcoming 2021 Mahindra XUV500, which is certainly not the best example we’ve seen online.
Mahindra XUV500 was the Indian UV maker’s first monocoque-based crossover SUV, and a quite a brilliant one to be honest. The powerful engines and the cheetah-inspired styling made it one of the best cars in the Indian car market back when it was introduced in 2011. Now, almost a decade later, Mahindra is planning to update the model. Due to the high anticipation for the XUV500, there has been plenty of speculation about how the updated model might look like. Among these, there are a few artists who have created some not-so-great digital drawings of the upcoming XUV500 facelift.
The pictures seen here were a part of a video, uploaded on YouTube by a channel called Motor Wala. While presenting all the speculated information about the 2021 Mahindra XUV500, the video shows visuals of the Alturas G4 and the current XUV500. These digital renderings briefly appear in the video to showcase what the upcoming SUV might look like. At the front, we see a pair of new and unique LED headlights. The front grille is stock though. At the side, we see large alloy wheels and even larger wheel arches. The door handles are vertically oriented for the rear door, just like the current model, while the front door handles are horizontally-mounted in a traditional manner. The B- and C-pillars have additional bars on them, which looks weird.
At the rear, we see the worst part of the design. The rear profile of the car resembles the Marazzo, The rear hatch is a little too large, with an extremely small rear bumper. The side portion of the rear bumper doesn’t gel well with, well, anything. The car resembles an MPV more than an SUV, and the overall design seems more like an amalgamation of random thoughts and design elements. The original video is posted below.
As for the mechanicals, we previously expected the car to sport a new 2.0-litre diesel unit, but now it seems like that the same 2.2-litre diesel engine as the current model (BS6 version). There has been no official word on the this though, and the company has been tight-lipped about the launch date. That said, we expect the updated Mahindra XUV500 to launch in the first quarter of 2021